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Grand Soleil 40 'Nieulargo' Dominates Class One At Kinsale Yacht Club

15th April 2018
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Denis Murphy’s Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo dominated Class One Denis Murphy’s Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo dominated Class One Photo: KYC

A strong south east breeze provided Kinsale Yacht Club's Matthews Helly Hansen sponsored Spring Series with two excellent races.

Race one got away promptly at noon with the round the cans course finishing at Charles Fort. Race two got away at 1330 sailing a longer course, taking in Black Head. Only a few brave yachts flew spinnakers early in the day but the breeze decreased slowly from 24 knots and the horizon was awash with spinnakers when the fleet came into Kinsale on the last leg of race three from centre point.

Denis Murphy’s Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo dominated Class One. Shane Stratham’s evergreen GK 34 Slack Alice put in a top performance in Class Two. Matt Hellstern’s new arrival J/24 Headcase proved to be the fleet leader in Class Three. In White Sail KYC boats Paragon and Priviteer won a race each.

Matts hellsternMatt Hellstern’s J/24 was a fleet leader in Class three

Race four FG is at the earlier time of 10.55HRS on Sunday 22nd with two races planned.

Results below

Race 2 and 3 IRC

Class One

Nieulargo 

Jump Juice

Alpaca

Race 2 ECHO
Nieulargo
EOS
Alpaca

Race 3 ECHO
Nieulargo
Jump Juice
Justus

Class Two

Race 2 ECHO
Slack Alice
Artful Dodger
Oracle

Race 2 IRC
Oracle
Artful Dodger
Slack Alice

Race 3 ECHO
Slack Alice
Artful Dodger
REAVRA TOO

Race 3 IRC
Slack Alice
Artful Dodger
Oracle

Class Three

Race 2 ECHO and IRC
Headcase
Diamond
Fulmar Fever

Race 3 IRC
Headcase
Fulmar Fever
Diamond

Race 3 ECHO
Fulmar Fever
Headcase
Flyover

White Sail

Race 2
Paragon
Privateer
Gunsmoke II

Race 3
Privateer
Sweet Dreams
Paragon

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